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Posted 9/11/17 , edited 9/11/17

Commander_PonyShep wrote:

How is she the "danger zone"? Is it because she's both a furry and a monster girl at the same time?


It's a joke. People who are ardently against one of the other would likely be conflicted by her because she overlaps just enough into both. She's as much both as she is neither.

The manga Elf-san wa Yaserarenai has a recurring joke with one of its characters, Raika, in a similar vein; she is a lycan that can transform from a dog into a human as well as various states in between. Her entering one of these in between states during a situation that causes it to become uncomfortable for those around her is the guts of it. Like when she is asked to "beg" while a dog but she turns mostly into a girl before doing so, making it have a very sexual connotation (especially as the Japanese word for beg is also slang for penis).
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NekobasuRider wrote:

Most anime girls are designed to appeal to a large market/demographic or a low common denominator. Moe, loli, oppai, imouto, kemonomimi -- These sorts of things sell. They sell figures and hug pillows and all sorts of merchandise. They sell the show to the average anime fan. Furry is very niche and, on top of that, pretty Western.

I don't really see straight-up Furry stuff out of Japan, especially compared to cat-girls and other part-animal girls. And if a manga or anime creator was going to create cute girls for their new shounen or ecchi series (for example), they'd most likely go with fetishes and things proven to work in the industry instead of rolling the dice on the Furry community.

That isn't to say there wouldn't be a market for sexy furry anime girls. It just (probably) wouldn't be as profitable as more common fetishes -- unless of course it was simply an awesome show and the cute furries were just the cherry on top.



Kind of funny how people straight up try to swap the two out. 8D

Sorry but the former isn't furry no matter WHAT you say, while the latter is straight weeeird; well that "community" is.


I never said that part-animal girls are furries. I was just making a comparison between two different styles of "animal girls." They're not the same -- but they are comparable (depending on how closely they meet in the middle). For example, Polt from MonMusu is a Monster Girl, but can you really say she has nothing in common with a Furry?



I'd say that's a pretty close comparison. She's literally furry.



Touche.......
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I need this as a reverse harem
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Animation, like any pop culture, reflects the culture it was created in. Maybe anthropomorphized animals just aren't common in Japanese culture. One could just as easily ask the question "why are there no cartoons in the US about yokai or sprits?"

Anthropomorphized animals do exist in anime, but maybe not as frequently as in US animation. The Eccentric Family is basically all anthropomorphized animals. They are shapeshifting tanuki, and spend much of the series in human form with no animal characteristics at all. They also behave just like humans, and have a human culture. While I'm not an expert, I'm pretty sure tanuki don't live like humans in real life.
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Commander_PonyShep wrote: Why isn't there a harem series about a human male gaining a harem of anthropomorphic cartoon animal girls?

Does human male gaining a harem of anthropomorphic animal guys count?
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King Kazma in Summer Wars
The Beast in The Boy and the Beast.

One or two of the princes in Yume100.

Vairy (according to the wiki)/Very (according to the person who posted him in the Catboy thread)


Saiga


But they also have kemonomimi versions that aren't furry. (only the original card's moon awakenings are furry. The sun awakenings are either human or kemonomimi, and all the event versions are just kemonomimi. .... the new event version of Saiga though. !!!! gorgeous)


But also, Pixiv is full of bara furries. There are more bara furries on Pixiv now than bishounen BL (unless you could Matsucest). Yeah.
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Commander_PonyShep wrote:

So why aren't we seeing any more anthropomorphic animals, not just in anime, but also other media?

Don't forget that just last season there was Grimoire of Zero, where one of the main characters was one, or a "beastfallen" as they were known in series.

It isn't that they aren't in anime, they just aren't common. As you noted yourself, they aren't that common in western animation either. They have to fit in the story, and that simply isn't going to be the case for the majority of stories.

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Hmmmm. Actually there are 2 kinds of furry characters if I understand right as well. The first is the pure animal with human intelligence, hands and tool use like Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, etc. The 2nd is more human looking with animal traits such as the aft fore mentioned Poit. Really all they are is masks used by the writer to hold up a mirror for humanity to examine itself. Really anthro animals are mainly used to poke fun at human foibles. The BIG problem with ANY fandom is the poor people who carries their obsession to far and sullies the fandom at large. For example Tiger Man, may he rest in peace, took his obsession to far. TBH, I'm not sure his obsession was what killed him, but I suspect all the surgeries, tattoos, etc didn't help.
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Recent anime shows I've seen that feature anthropomorphic characters include:
Dragonball, Z, GT, Super
RE: Zero -Starting Life In Another World-
A Centaur's Life
Monster Musume
WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world?
Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells From The Sky
Blue Submarine No. 6
Gate
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord

There have always been "furries" in anime going as far back as animation in Japan was even a thing. In the 60's you had shows such as Kimba The White Lion, Bagi The Monster of Mighty Nature, and Animalypics. The trend of these shows, however, is that children were the target audience. In the last decade it seems it's gaining traction in more mature anime shows.

A few documentaries detailed that the modern furry fandom itself evolved in the mid-80's from sci-fi convention hotel room parties, where people gathered to watch bootleg VHS copies of anime movies and TV shows. Of course it also goes back as far as mature "funny animal" comic books in the 70's, and the Albedo anthologies in the 80's (which had more universal appeal).

In short, like it or not, anime is as responsible for spawning the furry fandom as Disney and Loony Toons. Just an interesting fact.
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If you are worried about that you need to watch Hyper Police. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper_Police
The heroine is a 17 year old half-human/half-cat girl (which ought to tell you something. During the course of the show a human samurai gets married to a nine-tail fox girl (actually she only has eight tails and has been trying to get the last tail) They have kids in the following episode after they get married

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Posted 8/30/18 , edited 8/30/18
because High School Inari Tamamo-chan! hasn't been animated yet

It's not like furry series aren't out there, but a production commitee has to see the value in getting it animated before they can become an anime.

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The most dangerous anthropomorphic animal of all....

MAN

*insert dramatic music*
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Commander_PonyShep wrote:

You know how there have been a lot of monster girl series, ever since Monster Musume, like A Centaur's Life and Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid? Why isn't there a harem series about a human male gaining a harem of anthropomorphic cartoon animal girls?


I dunno, Mrs. Hudson from Sherlock Hound was a babe:

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When I saw this, my first thought went to Samurai Pizza Cats, the first anime I ever remember watching and just finished watching again. Not sure why anth. animals are uncommon, but it would be fun to find more shows like it.
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